Cargo of Coffins

Cargo of Coffins

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Lars Marlin has escaped from Devil’s Island and come face to face with the man who put him there—Paco Corvino.  Now the two are off to sea serving on a luxury yacht, and not since Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh set sail on the Bounty have two more heated enemies been in the same boat.  Lars is determined to find out what Corvino has up his… See more details below

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Lars Marlin has escaped from Devil’s Island and come face to face with the man who put him there—Paco Corvino.  Now the two are off to sea serving on a luxury yacht, and not since Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh set sail on the Bounty have two more heated enemies been in the same boat.  Lars is determined to find out what Corvino has up his sleeve . . . and what killer cargo he’s hiding on board.  But the yacht owner’s daughter is a beautiful—and dangerous—distraction. Will Lars be safe in her arms . . . or is she part of Corvino’s plot—a trap set with honey?

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Two escaped convicts, Paco Corvino and Lars Marlin, face off in Hubbard's fast-paced high seas action yarn, first published in the November 1937 issue of Argosy. Some years after Corvino and Marlin independently broke out of French Guiana's Devil's Island, the men meet by chance in Rio de Janeiro, where the debonair Corvino works as the steward of the Valiant, a luxury yacht due to set sail. Corvino persuades the Valiant 's captain to hire Marlin, who's an experienced skipper, as part of the crew, unaware that Marlin blames his hellish stint on Devil's Island on his fellow escapee. Itching to take Corvino out with his trusty .38, Marlin must bide his time as the equally dangerous Corvino fingers his knife. Contraband cargo (heroin) and the yacht owner's beautiful daughter add spice to this taut pulp melodrama. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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“A master of adventure.” —Anne McCaffrey

"L. Ron Hubbard’s stories are always colorful, crashing adventures." —Tim Powers

"Two escaped convicts, Paco Corvino and Lars Marlin, face off in Hubbard’s fast-paced high seas action yarn, first published in the November 1937 issue of Argosy. Some years after Corvino and Marlin independently broke out of French Guiana’s Devil’s Island, the men meet by chance in Rio de Janeiro, where the debonair Corvino works as the steward of the Valiant, a luxury yacht due to set sail. Corvino persuades the Valiant’s  captain to hire Marlin, who’s an experienced skipper, as part of the crew, unaware that Marlin blames his hellish stint on Devil’s Island on his fellow escapee. Itching to take Corvino out with his trusty .38, Marlin, must bide his time as the equally dangerous Corvino fingers his knife. Contraband cargo (heroin) and the yacht owner’s beautiful daughter add spice to this taut pulp melodrama." —Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592125043
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
07/14/2009
Series:
Mystery & Suspense Short Stories Collection
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,072,397
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

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